Bloomberg Law
Dec. 31, 2020, 6:25 PM

OSHA Cites Butterball, 15 More Firms for Virus-Tied Violations

Fatima Hussein
Fatima Hussein
Legal Reporter

Butterball LLC is the latest meatpacking firm to face OSHA safety fines for its alleged failure to keep workers safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The turkey processor’s Carthage, Mo., location was fined $9,639 for virus-related hazards, according to an Occupational Safety and Health Administration news release. OSHA opened its probe on July 10 after the death of a Butterball worker, according to the agency’s website.

That fine was among 16 reported by the safety regulator in its final 2020 round-up of penalties imposed on U.S. businesses for failures to adequately shield workers during the coronavirus pandemic that has ...

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